TOC: Arab Studies Journal 29, no. 2 (Fall 2021)

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Arab Studies Journal volume 29, no. 2 (Fall 2021) is now available from Tadween Publishing.



Al-Qahira-Baghdad: The Transnational and Transregional History of Iraq’s Early Cinema Industry
Pelle Valentin Olsen


Introduction to Special Section: Where is the Maghrib?
Brahim El Guabli

The Liminal Intellectual: A Contrapuntal Reading of Abdellatif Laâbi’s Un Autre Maroc
Sonja Hegasy

The Maghrib in Spain: An Outer-Inner Space
Carlos Cañete and Gonzalo Fernández Parrilla

“Collecting Bosoms”: Sex, Race, and Masculinity at the Pan-African Festival of Algiers, 1969
Paraska Tolan-Szkilnik


Introduction: The Fourth Gaza War and the Unity Intifada of 2021
Charles Anderson

Permission to Narrate 2.0
Marwa Fatafta

The Unity Intifada: Assessments and Predictions
Dana El Kurd

The Green Line Never Existed
Diana Buttu

Equality vs. Freedom: Continuity and Change in the Demands of ‘48 Palestinians
Maha Nassar

A Global People
Esmat Elhalaby


Egypt’s Occupation: Colonial Economism and the Crises of Capitalism by Aaron G. Jakes
Reviewed by Rebecca E. Karl

Sinews of War and Trade by Laleh Khalili
Reviewed by Helga Tawil-Souri

Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey by Begüm Adalet
Reviewed by Koca Mehmet Kentel

Waste Siege: The Life of Infrastructure in Palestine by Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins
Reviewed by Moné Makkawi

Precarious Hope: Migration and the Limits of Belonging in Turkey by Ayşe Parla
Reviewed by Timothy Y. Loh

The Ottoman “Wild West”: The Balkan Frontier in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries by Nikolay Antov
Reviewed by Sanja Kadrić

The Unspoken as Heritage: The Armenian Genocide and Its Unaccounted Lives by Harry Harootunian
Reviewed by Matthew Ghazarian

Egypt 1919:The Revolution in Literature and Film by Dina Heshmat
Reviewed by Olga Verlato

The Dangers of Poetry: Culture, Politics, and Revolution in Iraq by Kevin M. Jones
Reviewed by Levi Thompson

Arab Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed, independent, multidisciplinary journal of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. It is published twice a year by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and is affiliated with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.